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(Photo courtesy the New York State Police) BARN TRUSSES COLLAPSE — Some of the trusses on this in-construction storage barn collapsed in Herkimer County on Friday, injuring two of the workers. (Photos courtesy the New York State Police) TOWN OF NEWPORT — Two workers were hospitalized after some of the wood work collapsed at the construction site of a new town storage barn in Herkimer County on Friday, according to law enforcement officials. State police said four construction workers were attempting to adjust the trusses on the wood frame shortly before noon when a loose tress fell and knocked into the lift. Troopers said this knocked the lift over, which also caused other trusses to collapse. One worker, age 41, became pinned under the lift and some of the trusses, and he had to be extricated by rescue personnel, authorities said. The here. man was air-lifted by Mercy Flight helicopter to University Hospital in Syracuse, where authorities said he was last listed in stable condition. Another man, age 25, was treated and released from St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica for his injuries, troopers said. The identities of the construction workers were not released.,107239


Further Unlimited No-Fault Auto Insurance Savings Forthcoming Further Unlimited No-Fault Auto Insurance Savings Forthcoming More savings on auto insurance to many policy holders are coming in 2021. For years, Michigan drivers have been burdened with the highest, or among the highest, automobile insurance rates in the country. Bi-partisan reform signed into law in 2019 has helped alleviate some of pain with reductions in personal injury protection (PIP) rates and Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) fees. Beginning last July 2nd, MCCA fees dropped from $220 per vehicle to $100. This past week, the MCCA announced that fee will be cut again, now to $86 per vehicle, effective July 1st, 2021. This applies to policyholders that choose to keep unlimited automobile no-fault insurance. State Senator Lana Theis of Brighton Township said in a release, that while this reduction is welcome and overdue, she is encouraging motorists to call their agent or even shop around to make sure they are getting the best policy and price they can, especially if they have qualifying health insurance coverage. Governor Gretchen Whitmer also issued a release following the announcement of the reduction, stating that she is pleased that reforms are continuing to result in greater savings than required by law, and that in these difficult times, it is more important than ever that Michiganders see rate relief.